Best MX Guardian Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks

Best MX Guardian Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton


13th Jul 2023 15:59


Knowing the best MX Guardian loadout in Warzone 2 is essential if you want dominate your enemies at close-range in Season 4 Reloaded.

The gun is custom-built for face-to-face combat and as a result, it's perfect when paired up with a meta AR or SMG in Warzone 2.

Only time will tell whether the MX Guardian will take over Al Mazrah and Vondel like the KV Broadside once did, but it's definitely a gun that needs to be on your loadout list. Of course, if you want to maximise this gun’s potential, it’s important you utilise all of the meta attachments.

Luckily, we've got you covered with the best Warzone 2 attachments for the MX Guardian in the current meta so you can excel with the new shotgun.

Best MX Guardian Warzone 2 loadout

MX Guardian WZ2
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  • Muzzle: Bryson Choke
  • Barrel: HYP-LM
  • Laser: Point G3P 04
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Dragon's Breath
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

For starters, you'll want to equip the Bryson Choke muzzle and the HYP-LM barrel to increase the MX Guardian's bullet velocity and give the shotgun a tighter pellet spread.

Following this, use the Point G3P 04 laser to take the weapon's hip-fire to the next level, improving the gun's accuracy, recoil control, and sprint-to-fire speed.

After that, the 12 Gauge Dragon's Breath is by far the most important attachment, as it transforms the MX Guardian into a powerhouse at close-range.

Finally, round off the loadout with the VX Pineapple underbarrel to bolster the weapon's recoil even more, which will ensure your shots always land on target.

Best MX Guardian Warzone 2 class: Equipment & perks


  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost


  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade

When it comes to perks, Overkill is essential when using the MX Guardian as the gun may be a deadly threat at close-range, but it cannot compete in long-distance gunfights. As a result, we recommend utilising either the Lachmann 556 or M13B alongside the weapon, as both are incredibly consistent from afar.

Next, run Bomb Squad to make enemy kill streaks less of a threat and Fast Hands so you can quickly swap to your secondary when you need it most.

For your ultimate perk, Ghost is brilliant as it keeps you off enemy radars which will prevent you from being tracked down by any pesky foes.

Finally, round off the setup with a Grenade for putting pressure on opponents hiding behind cover and a Flash Grenade to toss out before an aggressive push.

How to unlock in MX Guardian in Warzone 2

In order to unlock the MX Guardian in Warzone 2, you'll need to complete a set of specific challenges as part of the Battle Pass.

Here are all of the challenges you'll need to complete to unlock the MX Guardian in MW2 & WZ2:

  • Dependable Emblem: Get 10 ADS Operator Kills with Shotguns.
  • Gunfire Calling Card: Get 10 Hipfire Operator Kills with Shotguns.
  • Fanning Hutch Loading Screen: Get 10 Headshot Operator Kills with Shotguns.
  • 1-Hour Double Weapon XP Token: Get 10 One Shot Operator Kills with Shotguns.
  • MX Guardian: Earn All Sector Rewards.

If you're skilled with a shotgun, these objectives will not take you too long to complete and before long, you'll have the MX Guardian in your hands.

Best MX Guardian alternative in Warzone 2

KV Broadside WZ2
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If the MX Guardian doesn't fit your style of play in Warzone 2 or the long list of challenges to unlock it is a little intimidating, then there's always the KV Broadside.

Another powerhouse shotgun at close-quarters, the weapon makes short work of any foes in its path and is unmatched in terms of its face-to-face damage output.

On top of that, it's currently the most popular shotgun in Warzone 2, maintaining an impressive 3.3% pick rate.

So, there you have it, that's the best MX Guardian loadout in Warzone 2's current meta. Be sure to check out our Warzone 2 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex Garton
About the author
Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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